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good morning. runway mishap. a jumbo jet carrying as many as 500 passengers collides with another planely taxiing at jrfk airport. the passengers are unhurt but rattled as the faa is investigating what went wrong in this disaster. nuclear crisis, japan raises the rating to the highest possible level on par with the chernobyl disaster. this as workers in the plant fire a series of aftershocks. live to tokyo for the very latest. hunting a killer, police suspect two more human remains raising the number of possible victims to ten on the serial killer case on long island.
this morning, authorities are now looking at persons of interests. live with the latest details on this deepening mystery early this tuesday morning, april 12, 2011. captioning funded by cbs good morning. welcome to the early show here on a tuesday morning. i'm chris wrag. >> i'm erica hill. a collision -- a video of it there. a jfk, a jumbo jet in a smaller commuter plane. as many as 500 people on the jumbo jet, 60 or so on the commuter plane. no one is hurt, but the nerves are rattled this morning. >> close call, near disaster. that's where we start. the faa investigating a disturbing collision at kennedy international last night. the air france superjumbo jet clipped the small plane like you saw on the runway.
and elaine quijano is at the airport for us today. good morning. >> good morning. only the world's largest airports can handle the kind of super jumbo jet that was involve in last night's collision. the giant airbus a-380, the wingspan of 262 feet roughly, nearly the length of a football field. it's the world's biggest commercial jet, an airbus a-380 and monday night it clipped a much smaller commuter plane packed with 62 passengers, mostly british tourists on a runway at new york's jfk airport. airfrance flight 7 was pulling out of the gate after 8:00 p.m. when one of the wings hit the tail of a delta.c comair flight. the pilot of the commuter plane seemed calm. >> the comair flight was taxiing having arrived from boston. >> we were waiting.
all having a chat. it was annoying. suddenly a big bang from one side of the plane. >> the plane shook very, very violently. the next thing we're told to hurry out of the plane. >> this comes on the heels of two recent high-profile problems at airports. in february, a controller slept for five hours while on the midnight shift at an airport near knoxville, tennessee. then last month, a controller at washington's reagan national airport dozed off on the overnight shift while two planes landed unassisted. >> all of the trucks, air france. >> in monday's incident, an faa spokesman confirmed that neither passengers nor crew were injured but both planes suffered damage. the airbus plane is still here at jfk airport. officials will be inspecting both planes today to determine the extent of the damage. chris? cbs's elaine quijano and jfk here, chris. here's erica.
we want to turn our attention to japan where the nuclear nightmare in the aftermath of last month just got a little scarier. the crisis of the fukushima daiichi plant was raised to the highest level, the same level of the chernobyl disaster. that comes on the heels or more aftershocks and the fire of the plant. lucy craft is in tokyo. lucy, good morning. the headline there is much, much more frightening. yes, a day after the government expanded the evacuation zone around the nuclear power plant adding to the exodus of thousands of residents forced to abandon their home, there was more bad news, fukushima now shares the infamy of the chernobyl disaster. >> after ranking fukushima on par with the chernobyl disaster, japanese officials rushed to assure the public that, in fact, their nuclear accident isn't as da dangerous as the soviet accident of 20 years ago.
the nuclear chief said we've given this a preliminary rating of seven, however, the emission of radioactive substances is about 10% of the amount of chernobyl which is rated at a similar level. authorities are no closer to regaining the control of the damaged plant as the crisis drags into a second month. work today is slowed after a fire briefly ignited and continuing strong aftershocks forced workers to evacuate the site. to quell anxiety, the government has launched a statewide radiation screening of citizens and property of thousands of check points but the government's assurances were of little comfort of the residents of fukushima. chief kabl net secretary adano has launched a blitz on produce, sales have been tanking even outside of the radiation zone. as for food grown outside of the evacuation zone and that covers most of japan, i can say with confidence that it's safe, adano
says. >> prime minister kan addressed the nation today. he said one of the best ways to help the stricken northeastern region of japan is for consumers to loosen their purse strings and buy products from the affected area. back to you. >> lucy craft from tokyo. thanks. christie. new details about last friday's historic 11th hour budget deal that averted a government shutdown. nancy cordes has the facts of what's in the fine print. it's all becoming public this morning. good morning. the legislation that reflects that deal was posted on-line at 1:30 this morning. it outlines which programs are going to be eliminated or scaled back as a result of the dlg at billion worth of cuts. high-speed rail, first responders, and defense were all targeted for cuts in the 11th hour spending deal between the democrats and the republicans. among the cuts, $700 million from clean and safe drinking water programs, $390 million
from heating subsidies, $276 million from pandemic flu prevention programs. and $1.5 billion from the president's new $8 billion initiative to spur high-speed rail development. a group of new york democrats announced they would vote against the deal, which is likely to pass because of the cuts to social programs. >> we will fight like the dickens against these draconian cuts. >> many of the cuts appear to have been cuts in name only because they came from programs that had unspent funds. for example, $1.7 billion left over from the 2010 census. $3.5 billion in unused children's health insurance funds. and $2.2 billion in subsidies for health insurance co-ops. that's something the president's new health care law is going to fund anyway. in a concession to republicans, democrats agreed to prohibit the district of columbia which gets federal funds from paying for abortions. last night, 41 dc residents were
arrested on capitol hill protesting the provisions, including the mayor and six city council members. members of congress are going to be getting their first real look of the deal today, and republicans in particular are sure to express frustration that so many of the cuts in the deal aren't exactly cuts at all. chris? >> cbs's nancy cordes for us this morning, nancy, thank you. back to erica. chris, we stay in washington or at least with politics at this point as we turn to the 2012 presidential election. the republican field is starting to shape up and heat up after what many thought was a fairly slow start. janet crawford is in washington with the details on a big announcement from a gop heavyweight, good morning. >> good morning to you, erica. we could say this morning that the race for president is on. we have president obama announcing last week that he's going to seek re-election. and now we've got another top republican candidate saying he will be jumping in. last week in nevada --
>> reporter: he's considered one of the republican front-runners and widely expected to run, but he caught washington offguard with a surprise announcement over twitter. mitt romney who lost to john mccain in 2008 has formed a presidential exploratory committee. >> president obama's policies have failed. >> reporter: in a video message, romney makes no mention of the massachusetts health care law he signed five years ago as governor. critics say it's like president obama's plan. instead, romney focuses on the economy. >> i learned how america competes with companies in other countries. why jobs leave, and how jobs are created here at home. >> if you look at his video, it's very easy. it's all business. he mentions he was the governor of massachusetts but it's very much an aside. he says he spent his whole career in the private sector. so it's very clear that that's the profile he wants. he wants to be mr. job creator. >> reporter: romney's likely rivals also are making moves. congresswoman michelle bachmann
stomped in iowa on monday. rick santorum talked about a win of a south carolina straw poll. and tim pawlenty hire add campaign manager for his exploratory committee. this all comes as a political newcomer in the gop has been stealing the headlines. >> talking only about trump and i can tell you i'm their worst nightmare. >> reporter: donald trump with his questions about president obama's citizenship has been getting the attention, and a recent poll of primary voters, trump came in second only to romney, with romney getting 21% and trump, 17%. and the white house is taking notice. >> there's zero chance that donald trump would be hired by the american people to do this job. >> now romney's announcement that he's forming an exploratory committee means he can officially start raising money. tim pawlenty announced his committee last month. the challenges are getting in now all because of money.
the talk of president obama and his $1 billion campaign. so the republicans know they have to get going if they want to compete. erica? >> one thing's for sure, there'll be a lot of money spent in this election. you laid out the way romney is painting himself? what do insiders see as his strengths and weaknesses as a candidate? >> he's going to sell himself as the businessman, the guy who can fix the economy. what bothers especially the republicans, it's the fifth anniversary today of him signing that massachusetts health care law. that's strikingly similar to president obama's health care law. that's the one that republicans have all got in their targets right now. >> there's also, you brought up donald trump definitely stealing headlines. you showed the poll where he came in second tied with muck huck huckaby there. >> polls early on like this are about name recognition and everyone nopes who donald trump is. there's nothing that tells us he's serious about money.
some people say he's trying to promote that tv show. but, erica, it could be, i think, and for republicans, this could be a problem, an indication of something else that there's a demand by voters out there for another candidate. the established candidates like romney and pawlenty, but the polls show that voters want to see someone else. >> an interesting bit of time until 2012. >> is that someone else donald trump? >> time will tell. plenty to talk about, if nothing else. >> that's for sure. >> keep it in the headlines. >> jeff glor at the newsdesk for a check of the other headlines. >> may be trying to promote a tv show? no way. >> would be a shock. >> can't confirm that. >> he's sort of an apprentice candidate, though? >> nicely done. good morning, everyone. libyan officials said a nato air strike killed civilians and some police officers. libyan's state-run television claims people died monday in an air strike south of tripoli. police are investigating but
found nothing to support the allegations. the u.s. military is invest galting what is an unusual case of friendly fire. a missile fired by a predator drone hit a position in helmand province. retired army general stanley mcchrystal has a new job. first lady michelle obama will announce that mcchrystal will head a new advicery panel on support for military families. facebook won a big court battle. winklevoss twins claimed marc seungerberg stole their idea for a social networking we believe site. you may have seen the movie. they may have a settlement. yesterday the court ruled they're stuck with an original deal worth about $160 million. in san francisco, the giants and the dodgers honored brian stow, the baseball fan and father who was severely beaten in a season opening game, and
both sides last night made an extraordinary plea to stop the violence. cbs news national correspondent ben tracy was there. >> tonight, we dedicate this game to brian stow. >> reporter: nobody could remember this happening before. >> it is about respect, it is about civility. >> reporter: two fierce rivals took the field together and told their fans to behave. >> and in your excitement and frustration, don't take it out on another fan if you don't agree with who they cheer for. >> reporter: it was a needed reminder before a game played in honor of 42-year-old brian stow. 12 days ago, the giant's fan and father of two was brutally beaten in the parking lot by two unknown men in dodgers gear. he's been in a coma every since. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: at the ballparks in l.a. and san francisco monday, fans donated money for stow and his family. hard-nosed manager tommy lasorda got choked up.
he promised the two men who beat stow will be caught. >> we'll get them, we'll find out who they are. they're going to have to pay the pri price. >> reporter: when the two teams met in san francisco, the fans were still loyal. >> beat l.a.! >> reporter: yet willing to tone it around. >> instead of beat l.a., we're going to outscore l.a. that sounds better. >> reporter: they beefed up security to a level you would normally see in a world series game. it wasn't needed. even the smallest ji esest gian new perspective. >> it's just a game. not about everything. just a game. >> reporter: brian stow's family doesn't want fans to lose their passion. >> we can't let what happened by a couple of thugs change the way we've always cheered and appreciated our games. >> reporter: as long as the rivalry is settled on the field. ben tracy, cbs news. san francisco. 15 minutes past the hour.
as usual, kids say it best. it's just a game. >> it's true. you have to do something to change the culture at a lot of the venues. even before an incident like this, you get complaints from parents saying you can't bring kids to the change, after the third quarter, everyone is drunk and it's a free for all. it's time the organizations stepped up. >> let's hope it sees change. standing by with the fist check of the weather, good morning to you. >> good morning to you. >> we need to bring our children to a baseball game. you get to baby sit, chris? >> name the time and place, provide the tickets, i'll be there. >> i'm on it. good morning. take a look at your national forecast. quiet in the middle of the country. dry and warm in the southern plains. few scattered showers in the northern plains. remnants of snow. the remnants of the thunderstorm continue to chip away at the southeast and mid atlantic. mostly a wind event. 30 to 60 mile-per-hour winds
gusts. we're looking at hail. we can't rule out the possibility of a tornado. louisville got 3 1/2 inches of rain in the last 12 hours. this tracks in an easterly direction today. tomorrow it ends by thursday. a half abinch to two inches of rain. the heaviest rain will come in the overnight hours. as it heads to northern new en thanks so much. that's your latest weather.
chris, erica. april showers? >> bring may flowers. >> we hope, we hope. >> perfectly positive. >> thanks. coming up, the latest on the search for a serial killer as two more possible victims are found. we'll tell you if police are getting closer to closing in on a potential suspect. the soaring gas prices not coming down any time soon. there could be a ripple effect on the economy. could it derail the fragile recovery? take a look. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. and becka's science fair is on the 8th. she's presenting the solar system. hey, i've got just the wholegrain fiber to keep her full so she can stay focused. um, you rock. she'll be ready to rock. [ female announcer ] make your kids big days, mini-wheats days. packed with 100% whole grain fiber, kellogg's frosted mini-wheats cereal has what it takes to help keep your kids full so they can stay focused on the days that matter most. keeps 'em full. keeps 'em focused.
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just ahead on "the early show," two more possible victims of a serial killer found on a beach on new york's long island. if confirmed, that would bring the total number of victims to as many as ten. >> police are not saying it publicly but there are reports that there are persons of interest in the case. the latest development as the officials keep expanding the search area.
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welcome back to "the early show." i hope there are blue skies wherever you're waking up this morning. unfortunately, some rather grim news for a lot of folks this morning. a lot of questions, more grisly discoveries on a beach in new york's long island has so many people on edge. police now found what they believe could be the remains of two more people. that would be the total number of murder victims to as many as ten. there are reports this morning that police may be zeroing in on a person or persons of interest in this case. and coming up, we're going to speak with criminologist casey jordan who will tell us what the clues are revealing and
how the killers managed to elude captors all these years. >> scary stuff. to jeff glor at the newsdesk with a look at the other headlines we're following this tuesday. good morning. japanese officials now say the level of damage to the crippled nuclear power plant is on par with a 1986 chernobyl disaster. japanese officials raised the severity level of the fukushima power plant this morning to seven, that's the highest level on the international scale. a decision was made because of the continued radiation leaks into the air, the water, and the ground. the plant operator shows it's possible the radioactive activity in japan may exceed the amou amount emitted in chernobyl. two aftershocks rocked japan, one was centered near the fukushima planets. a frightening night at kennedy airport last night. the wing of an air france superjumbo jet clipped the tail
of the comair commuter jet spinning the jet around. 66 people were onboard the smaller plane. no one was hurt. travel difficult this morning. in parts of north dakota, flooding. several rivers has forced more than 60 miles of roads to stay the hunt for a suspected serial killer intensifies this morning on long island where two more sets of human remains were found yesterday not far from
where eight other bodies were apparently dumped. seth doane at jones beach where the discoveries were made yesterday. good morning. good morning. the search of clues that might have been left behind by a serial killer cons up and down this beach today. experts say it may have been a good place for serial killers to dump bodies because of the remote location, because it's an area open to the elements. so far, it's believed some of the bodies may have been out here for years. >> reporter: as the crime scene scene expands, so does the mystery. as many as ten sets of remains have been discovered so far in this thick brush along the december late stretch of beach. >> you're dealing with a very prolific evil, personal group of people assuming they're all linked. >> fred klein helped prosecute another long island serial killer in the early '90s named joel riff kin. >> are there more bodies? could there be as many as ten?
>> once we got past the initial four and now you have another cluster of four? nothing is going to shock me. >> reporter: klein is surprised by how close together the bodies are found, within just a few miles of each other. >> which is somewhat unique for a serial killer. >> reporter: unique, why? >> most of them want to spread the bodies apart so if one is found there's no connection to the others. >> reporter: the search intensified yesterday with around 125 people combing the beach dunes, uncovering two settles of remains, including a skull. it's not yet clear if the bones are from two separate victims. >> i know he's a very sick individual and he needs to be caught as soon as possible. >> reporter: for lynn bathlemy, this search is personal. her daughter was one of the four victims discovered last september. after she disappeared, the family's horror story continued with her younger sister receiving taunting phone calls from the man who may have been the killer. >> she was totally distraught.
>> the phone calls may be some of the best evidence that investigators have. >> it's definite that the police have good leads. unusual to find a burial site with multiple victims. from that alone, they've got leads. >> there are reports this morning that the police do have persons of interest in this case. but officially, authorities are denying there are any suspects. chris? cbs's seth doane with us. thank you. joining us to talk about the elements in the case is criminologist casey jordan. good to see you. >> good to see you again. >> ten bodies and counting. investigators are operating under the assumption that this is just the beginning. >> they have to. when they initially found the four bodies in december, they were looking for a missing woman. we weren't looking for a serial killer at that time. as more bodies and remains have been found, it really raises the question how long has this been going on. we know one of the women identified has been missing since 2007. so it could go back three year, four years, maybe a decade.
the missing woman you spoke of, shannon gilbert, who started this entire process, has not been found yet. >> she has not. we do not know the identities of the last four or five human remains that have been found in the last tenda days. we don't know yet. no one has cop firmed it. police are not saying anything. if we haven't found her, is she going to be found eventually? how many more will? >> as far as persons of interest, does it look like the work of one depraved individual? could it be more than one individual? >> you can't rule out the two-person theory. we have seen that there are serial killers that work in pairs, one disciple training the other. that raises it risk of apprehension that you're more likely to get caught if you have more than one person. i don't go for that theory. i think it's the work of one individual driven by a personal need for power and control. and that sexual component. and now we know about the phone calls that were made to the
younger sister, a really expl t exploitive individual. >> the taunting adds another level to this. one of the theories float in the last couple of days is the person of interest could have a law enforcement background? do you buy that theory? some have, some don't buy it? >> i'm not buying it yet. we know that many serial killers that we study have a penchant for power control and they're attracted to law enforcement careers. they're auxiliary police officers, have applied to be officers and have not been hired. they're resentful. they work as security guards but they want people to think they're involve in law enforcement, carry fake badges, that sort of thing. unless the police can tell us why they think that, i'm not buying it yet. they think there's tactical expertise to indicate. to me that's a wannabe, not a real practitioner of law enforcement. >> as far as the child's remains being found yesterday, what does this now say about this? either a baby or a young child that's been found.
>> infant to toddler. not quite sure of the age. but clearly a young child. that has spurred the idea that it could be two different killers because it could break the pattern of women in their 20s found on craigslist. the lifestyle of such women, they have children. some have been identified had children they would leave with their mothers. if one of the women gets a phone call at 2:00 and has the opportunity to make money and has a child she can't find a sitter for, she might bring the child with her to earn the money. that may be the explanation for how a child ended up at a body dump site. >> thank you, good to talk to you this morning. could sky-rocketing gas prices put a stop to the economic recovery? the impact it will have on your wallet. this is "the early show" on cbs. back after this. ♪ oh oh oh
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result has been soaring gas prices. . the question now is whether the price hikes will derail the recovery and when will we see prices go down? we turn to rebecca jarvis. good morning, again. >> hey, erica. >> let's look at the price of gas. so many people are feeling this hit them in the wallet. what is the latest average across the country. >> right now, the national average is $3.79. it's up about 11 cents in a week's time. and if you look at this year, what we have seen is prices go up 20% as far as energy goes. however, even $3.79 feeling like a high price point, it's less than what we paid at the peak of oil prices and gasoline prices back in the summer of 2008 when we were paying $4.11 a gallon. >> nobody wants to go back there. >> people do not want to go back there. but there's a chance we could. >> right, people are understandably concerned about this. gas accounts for a really large percentage of the average family's budget. 15%. is it really that my? >> it is that high. and it can be even higher when
you have a smaller house hold budget. and this is where consumers really can feel the pinch because when prices star to s up, it's a bigger portion of the budget. if you're on the lower income side of things, as that price point goes up, you really feel it in your wallet, for multiple reasons because prices at the pump end up translating to higher prices elsewhere too. >> it costs more in the gas to ship the goods places. >> everywhere from your clothes to your food. >> we all start to cut back. have you seen in evidence the economy of americans starting to cut back in other areas? >> it's interesting. because people have in some respects cut back. but mostly on gasoline at this point. mastercard does this survey every single week that looks at the consumption and spending on gasoline. for the last five weeks straight, americans consume less gasoline each week as prices increased. >> so could this actually end up -- if we want to find the silver lining here, if we're
buying less gas, then the supply is going down. is there any chance that then the prices could go down? >> yeah, well certainly as supplies continue to remain constant, which is what we're saying. so demand is going down right here. what you see when demand goes down, you do see prices start to climb. but what we're seeing is the impact of libya and the unrest overseas in the middle east and africa which, by the way, are not big places that we get a lot of our oil from. but they're hot beds for geopolitics. any time you see this disarray taking place in the middle east, i've been on the mercantile exchange floor where oil is trade in this country for multiple days. what you see there is any time any headline crosses that talks about disruptions in the middle east, unrest there, you tend to see prices spike. what a lot of economists are saying if that stops, is that is to slow down, then all of a sudden, maybe, we'll see prices come down a little bit. >> until it does slow down, don't expect it. >> until it does. our habits are changing here.
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welcome back to "the early show" here on a tuesday morning. top of the hour, empire state building. couple of clouds out there. still, warm. spring is here finally in new york. we will take it. good morning, chris wragge along with erica hill. welcome back. >> thanks for having me back. >> good to have you back. coming up, katie couric is here. she's up early this morning to tell us about a compelling book she's put together. there she is. a compilation of essays, poems, and comments from a diverse group of successful people, folks like condoleezza rice, drew brees, helen mirren.
do you think drew brees and condoleezza rice would be mention in the same sentence with helen mirren? they're sure to inspire all kinds of readings. katie will tell us how she chose the influential people for the book. >> you read that one -- that's a great one. read the next one, oh, that's great too. it gets better and better. the proceeds are important. talk a little bit about where all the money is going too, which is why she did the book. parents say their kids are growing up too fast. for many girls, you may know, it's literally true. girls are entering puberty earlier and earlier. it can cause all sorts of physical and psychological challengings. jennifer ashton is here to tell us more about it and what they think might be behind it. >> jeff glor is at the newsdesk with a check of the headlines this morning. hi, jeff. >> good morning to you.
good morning at home. aviation officials are investigating a collision between a jumbo jet and the commuter aircraft. the tip of a plane hit the other plane. it happened at kennedy airport. elaine quijano is there. good morning to you. >> good morning to you, jeff. it was an airfrance airbus a-380 involve in last night's collision. this is the world's biggest commercial jet. it happened at 8:00 last night as the jet heading to paris just pulled out of the gate. the tip of the left wing at that point clipped the tail of a delta comair flight. that commuter plane with 62 people onboard had just landed from boston. the faa says there were no injuries. but as you said, certainly some scary moments there for passengers, a very harrowing incident indeed. now, officials say that both planes did sustain some damage in this collision, and they're going to be inspecting both planes today to determine the exact extent of that damage. both planes obviously grounded
today. an interesting note on this, one of the reporters that -- one of the people on the plane, the large super jumbo jet happened to be a reporter who described the collision itself as feeling like a bump in the road akin to hitting a pothole is how this reporter described it. you can only imagine what it must have felt like for the passengers on that smaller commuter plane. jeff? >> yeah, exactly. elaine quijano, thank you. japan raised the severity level of the crisis at the crippled nuclear power plant this morning. officials put it at the same level of seven as the chernobyl disaster of 1986. that's the highest level. it reflects it wide-spread radiation leak. so far, it's 1/10 of those emissions as chernobyl. but they could surpass the chernobyl levels. almost a year now since lacrosse player yardley love was found beaten to death allegedly at the
hands of her exboyfriend. the grand jury is looking at the case. outside of the courthouse in charlottesville this morning. good morning. >> jeff, good morning to you. george hugely was not here in the courtroom, but his prehearing came with dramatic moments. the whole thing took nine hours and went late to last night. >> reporter: almost a year after yardley love's brutal death, george hugely's defense spent monday's hearing trying to make the case he had no intention of killing his ex-girl friend. >> george hugely only learned that yardley love had died when he was told that by a detective. >> the defendant quoted an interview hugely had with police the night he was arrested. the officer said, you killed her, george, you killed her. in disbelief, hugely replied, i never did anything. the two university of virginia lacrosse players were just weeks away from graduating.
according to court documents, in the early morning hours of may 3, hugely told police he went to love's apartment. during an altercation, hugely said he shook her and her head repeatedly hit the wall. love's roommate discorred h dis body face down in a pool of blood. within hours, hugely was arrested. in the days that followed love's death, new troubles of his past, including previous run-ins with police and reports that he had been violent with love and several teammates. some teammates said he was drunk and had slurred speech in the hours leading up to the encounter with love. they released a statement that read in part, her bright, bright future was stolen from us all. we have faith in the justice system and trust that the truth will prevail. the medical examiner
determined it was blunt force trauma to the head that killed yardley love. hugely faces six felony charges, including first degree murder, a life sentence if convicted. the case now goes to a grand jury next monday, jeff? okay. thank you very much. it's six minutes past the hour. we head back over to erica, chris, and marisol. marisol's dress and chris' tie. >> going to the prom together. >> that would be nice. >> jeff and i can go because we have shades of blue. >> how about that. >> double date. >> we'll double date. we get a limo, the jersey shore afterwards, it will be great. >> i'm scared. on that note, we should check the weather. please save us, mari. >> always lovely to share the couch with you guys. look at the southern plains. drought conditions continue. dry and arid throughout texas. it's expected to be this way through the spring and through the summer. currently there are about 6,000 acres in texas that have been burned with those wild fires. from here we go to the rocky
mountains. it's a mixed bag from light rain to light snow. you could even see the possibility of some thunder this afternoon. the rockies get several inches of snow. this system starts to move eastward and becomes part of a larger system. we're keeping an eye on >> this weather report sponsored by precise pain relieving products from the makers of tylenol. thanks so much. that's your latest weather.
now over to erica. >> thanks. she does not need an introduction, but we're going to give her one anyway. katie couric is the anchor of "the "cbs evening news"" and over her career, she's interviewed thousands of people. she asked more than 100 of them of the advice that changed their lives. the result is a new book -- "the best advice i ever got -- lessons from extraordinary lives." katie is here this morning to talk about the advice. thanks for getting up early. >> the book is great. the list of -- the list of people are on the back. but 116 people -- >> that's right. you said -- okay. >> leave me alone. >> christian am an pour who people know very well. president clinton, sheryl crow. >> it's a diverse group of people. so i'm really excited about this
collection. >> tell us why you decided to put all of the bits of advice together. >> well, the genesis of this came from a graduation address. i do graduation addresses pretty frequently. i take them seriously. it's a big responsibility. you want to leave the kids if they're not too hungover to listen with some piece of advice. and i'm tired of talking about myself, blah, blah, blah. so i decided to reach out to some of the -- that's a lovely -- lovely look. isn't it, erica? >> yeah. >> i was going to reach out to people i've interviewed through the years and had gotten to know a bit like cheryl crow. eric schmidt of google went to my high school. what would you tell young people going out in the world, especially in the tough economic times. they wrote back really beautiful things. and i thought, wow, this is going to be wonderful to put in a book to sort of cast a wide net to see if all of the people who had lived extraordinary lives could share some of their secrets, some of what happened to them. and i thought it would be really helpful to people, not only
graduating from college, but from all of us. i thought, well, if i'm loving reading them, other people might as well. i've written the introduction and we got, as you said, 116 people in all. they're really -- you read some of the book. they're fun to read, right? >> each one is better than the next. some are very funny. jimmy kimmel is funny. there's a great one that you need to read the book for. and each chapter you write the forwa foreword to the chapter. it's very personal. more personal than people may have expected you to be. >> i wanted to share in some of the things i learned along the way. i had a life that i never in a million years imagined. both highs and terrible lows, losing my husband and sister, for example. so i really wanted to share things that i've learned along the way. i thought it was only right. i'm asking these people to bear their souls. in every chapter, it may be the
bank of experience, the importance of hardwork and tenaci tenacity. i talk about how i learned that lesson or trying to give to something greater than yourself. a lot of people wrote about that and the importance of courage and moxy and letting them know you're there like my mom told all her kids to do -- let them know you're there. that's how the book is formatted. it works pretty well. >> the first sort of life lesson or advice that's in here is mario i have at aly. life is not a rescue. >> he's so great. he wrote the best essay. he talked about how he learned at a straubt called "stuff your face" and while he was the student at rutgers the importance of cleaning the deep fat fryer. it became the metaphor for his life. if you cook in a dirty fryer, you cook garbage. he's talking about purity and listening to your own personal truth and expressing it consistently. that's how he came up with his particular brand and the importance of it being about truth and heart.
he wrote something great, i think. >> a recipe in his mind is something else open to interpretation. it's great. >> exactly. >> some of the ones that stood out around here -- katherine stockman who wrote "the help". >> i love her so much. i love her as a person. i interviewed her on the first show. i'm full of love today. so she wrote about the fact that she was rejected 60 times by publishers and she kept at it. her husband said she never gives up. and when she was about to give birth, she was rewriting the last chapter and the nurse said, put the book down, you nut job, you're crowning. she used to lie to her husband and say she's going to a girl's weekend and she would go to the comfort inn to write. >> most people say never lie. she says lie. >> exactly. can you imagine if she had given up after 35 rejections which most people would, we would never have this wonderful book. >> it's a great message. whoopi goldberg stands out.
it's one thing that -- my dad said. the golden rule. treat people the way you want to be treated. >> she wrote a great essay. i'm appreciative to her. that's similar to what a producer told me when i got the job on the "today" show. listen, kid, today you may be drinking the wine, tomorrow, picking the grapes. that said to me, you know what? you have to be good to the people all along the way. the people who cheer you along when you succeed are the ones that are going to catch you when you fall. >> a lot of changes a in your life. your contract is up at cbs. as you figure out what the next step is for you, whatever it may be, is there anything that stood out to you as advice to help you make that decision? >> i think, you know, sort of listening to your inner self. i think a lot of people talked about that. and michelle kwan talked about learning to get up when you fall. i don't feel like i've fallen. but the importance of being persistent and continuing on a path and being true to what makes you happy, finding your
passion. yeah, you know, i love to talk, obviously. >> do you? >> yes. >> i think i love to be my authentic self. it served me well over the years. i'm looking for a place that i can be me and hopefully that will bring me the fulfillment i'm looking for. but i love my job. and i really found a lot of satisfaction doing evening news and i'm really proud of the team and all we've accomplished. so i don't want to say that i'm not proud of this chapter in my life either speaking of books. >> of course. no, speaking of books. that's great. one of the things people love about you is you're a fantastic journalist. the proceeds of this goes to scholarship america. i have to cut you off because i'm going to get in trouble. you talk too much. >> i feel your pain. i know the feeling. i've been here. >> more information on the website. thank you. >> thank you. the best advice i got, bookstores nationwide. pick up a copy. you will let somebody go to college. girls hitting puberty earlier
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in this morning's "healthwatch," early puberty. research shows some girls are reaching that stage in life earlier than ever by about 15% by the age of 7 years old, something that's unthinkable not so long ago. medical correspondent dr. jennifer ashton is here about the risks posed by early puberty. the age of puberty and what early puberty is. >> different for boys than girls. when you talk about girls, normal puberty between the ages of 8 and 13, in general. now we're talking about what used to be referred to as precocious puberty, it was rare. 15% of girls now starting breast development as early as the age
of 7. >> you've written a book on young women and how the bodies change, how does this impact girls, something like this? 7 sounds extremely young. >> absolutely. you have to remember, this is occurring at a time of childhood development where all girls and children want to do is fit in. it can generate a lot of fear. it's not cute. adults can look at it and say, oh, how cute. it's an adult body, a developing adult body in a child's age. and we know that girls of that age can suffer from low self-esteem. they can be subjected to more peer pressure, increased risks of eating disorder, even depression. they are known to participate in sexual activity in an earlier age because of this. also they can be shorter because we know that estrogen is one of the key hormones in puberty closes off the growth plates and girls would not be as tall as if they went to puberty in a later age. >> this was unheard of decades ago. why is this now happening? >> we don't depletely understand
the reason for that, chris. a big one is obesity. body fat generates the hormone estrogen, partially. estrogen is part of the hormones that triggers puberty. a lot more children are overweight and obese. environmental exposures, things like bpa that are ubiquitous in our environment can have hormone-like activity and research is ongoing as to whether that plays a role. and your family history. if your mother went through early puberty. you have a greater chance of going through early puberty as well. >> this can cause health risks for young ladies down the road? >> increased risk of breast cancer and uterine cancer. there's more time to be attributed to the hormone, estrogen. >> is there anything that the parents can do to slow the process in their kids? >> talk to the pediatrician. reassure them this could be a very frightening process for a child as well as a parent. >> for more information, go to our website. good to see you this morning.
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working together in the right way. the now classic book, "men are from mars, women are from venus." changed the way we think about relationships. john gray has a new book that explores how hormones can affect every aspect of our live, including your relationship, of course. this latest book, "venus on fire, mars on ice." here to explain it. also ahead, if you like cheese and crackers combined, it's a nice snack, right? speaking of good combinations. it's still just cheese and crackers. cranberries and apples, you create a powerful anti-oxidant fighter that helps protect you from disease. >> i feel like a superhero. >> superfoods. we're going to combine them. a half dozen power pairings in a way to maximize their health benefits they can make your superhuman. >> maybe not -- >> no, make you a super human. >> this is an incredible segment we don't want to miss.
>> we don't want to miss the last half hour. but we don't want to miss the check on the weather. >> we thought the super food was rice and beans. it makes it a protein. go figure. not me. let's take a look at the weather. start up in the pacific north west, a brief break of the doom and gloom. folks are going to wake up to sunshine. you'll see some patchy morning fog in northern california and partly cloudy skies in seattle. take a look at the temperatures. 67 in portland, 67 in spokane. from there, record high -- high temperatures -- look at that, 52 in caribou, enjoy it. 50 in new york. 82 in brownville. the southern tier of the united states a lot warmer than the northern tier. fargo, 63. the highest temperature we've seen thus far. the warm trend brought record-breaking temperatures to a bunch of cities. savannah, georgia, 90 degrees, syra
thanks so much. now a look at the weather. over to chris. the smart shopper. do you check out the top discounts before you buy on-line. you're not sure where you're getting the best deal. lisa lee freeman is editor in cheep of shop smart magazine. she sent her staff on a shopping spree to find the best bargains out there. good to see you this morning. >> good to see you, chris. >> with all of the discount
shopping places to go out there, how do people know they're getting the best deal. >> don't go to amazon or walmart.com and call it a day. amazon, walmart, target.com, ebay.com and oversights. these are five sites you should hit. on top of that, the comparison sites such as texttag.com to get the best deal. >> your magazine chose to spend reporter out to all of the great on-line shopping sites. six house hold items here that most people around the country have purchased or need to purchase. and you went out and you shopped for the very, very best comparison buy. >> that's right. we did a price scan to see who has the best deals. >> start with the television here. everybody needs a good hdtv. >> we started by looking at television, looking at a particular television set. ebay had it for cheapest. $700 and no shipping. the only catch is -- there is a catch and a gotcha for every
website out there, only seven days to return this thing. >> seven days? >> you have to make up your mind quickly. >> that's a thing. you're going get great deals but you have to read the fine print. >> that's right. >> there are things that you can get hamstrung. >> for example, overstock.com limits television returns. you may not even be able to return a tv if you buy it on overstock. you have to watch out on the return policies. >> once you buy it, that's it. >> it's yours. >> ebay, for, what, $699? >> yep. >> good deal? >> no shipping. >> yeah. >> this tv was as much as $900 on the other websites. it makes a difference. even though they're always discount sites, doesn't mean you're going to get the best price at any one of the sites. >> you see amazon.com, ebay.com, overstock.com, target.com, walmart.com. make sure everybody knows where we went shopping. the graco four in one, the
convertible crib. i'm not in the market. televisions, yes, crib, no. >> we wanted to cover the bases here. we found the crib for $139 on walmart.com. $200 on the other websites. walmart is the best this time. the nice thing about walmart is you can return things to the store which can save you on return shipping fees and you can have the item shipped to the store so you don't have to pay for shipping. >> okay. >> so a good policy they have. >> how about the return policy on here? how long? >> this is 90 days. >> 90 days. three months. >> another good thing about walmart. generous return policy. target.com has a generous return policy. 90 days. >> i was looking to buy a digital camera. one of the people listed it and it was too expensive and i walked out. >> we found it for $170 on ebay. a lot of people don't think to shop on ebay. collectibles, auctions, old stuff. they sell a lot of brand new
devices from major retailers. there's the catch -- three days to return this thing. >> only three days? >> we did find it as high as $200 for other retailers. good deal. >> this is the camera that the entire staff has. >> erica, we'll have it. i unfortunately broke mine. everybody loves a good book. why pay full price for a good book when you can shop around and get one cheap? >> this we got for $15 which includes a $1 shipping fee. at overstock. go to amazon? not necessarily. we saw it as high as $20 for the other sites. that's an excellent deal at overstock. overstock, tricky. you have to look at the return policies, in this case, it wasn't an issue. >> the 30-day return policy. >> 30 day. >> get it, read it, return it? >> i don't know. >> the dvds here, the blu-ray, the ultimate? >> this one was cheapest at walmart.com $17 with including
shipping. we saw it for as much as $30 at other sites an these were at the discount sites. so like i said, you have to shop around. so that's almost twice the price. >> 90-day return policy there. once you've opened it -- >> no, that's it. and finally, not in the market for one of these either. this is a playtex 18-hour comfort-shaping bra. >> yes, indeed. $11 at ebay. who would think to go to ebay for a bra? there you go, $8 plus $3 shipping. as much as $20 at the other websites. no returns -- no returns on the box. >> the way it should be. >> what people should watch out for. what are some of the hidden items out there that you need to be worried about when you're shopping like this. >> when you comparison shop, you should make sure that the shipping fees are included when you hit the buy button. you want to calculate all of that before you, you know, settle on a retailer to buy
stuff from. also, again, return policies, very, very important. you have to find out how long you have to return it and in some cases, you might be surprised to find out that you can't return it. so you need to know about that. and another pointer is restocking fees. they can run as high as 25% on furniture and electronics. so if you buy a $100 camera, that's $25. you need to know beforehand. >> if you're going to buy it, make sure you need it, right? >> exactly. >> good to see you. now over to erica. >> if you think you can control your emotions, our next house guest says -- i'm sorry, we're sitting on the couch. the next guest said or hormones affect our love life, success, and overhaul health. "venus on fire, mars on ice -- hormonal balance the key to life, love, and energy." we feel at home here on the couch. good to have you here. >> a lot of folks say you know that name from "men are from
mars, women are from venus." this is a new take. that changed the way we think about relationships. you're bringing something new in. it's the hormones in play here. >> quite often, you can blame it on the hormones. if a man's testosterone levels are low, he's grumpy and irritable. he can focus on one thing, particularly the tv. no way he's going to hear his wife. >> that's why they're not listening. >> exactly. and then there's the women today are feeling more overwhelmed than ever before because fast pace or change has a bigger stress reaction in women. their brains are wired up differently. and so in a moderate stress, her brain becomes eight times more active than a man's. so her brain is spinning thinking all of these things. she's wondering why is he sitting on the couch not thinking of anything. >> or not doing anything, there's a million things to do on the list. >> understanding how the hormonal balance gives us insight to support ourselves, be in a better mood, and what we
can do to help our partners. there's a lot of information about hormones. not talking about taking hormones or taking natural hormones, i'm teaching people what they can do in their lives to stimulate the production of hormones. >> the hormones in our body that make us who we are, how we can work with what we have. so, highlight a little bit more. you started to touch on it. for men, it has to do with testosterone, for women, it's oxytocin, correct? >> it's the bonding hormone, the nurturing hormone, but it has a particular effect on women and not men. it actually lowers women's stress levels. so when a guy brings a woman a flower. he doesn't have to bring two dozen roses, that creates the same amount of oxytocin. her stress level goes down. if he gives her a hug, if he's affectionate. if he looks her in the eye when she talks. a lot of the things that men stopped doing -- they do in the beginning and then they stop doing it. >> win us over and then it's -- >> it's the little things that make a big difference.
men don't live in that world. if you do little things for men, they look at it as little things. it doesn't matter much. >> that's one way if you're a man you can help elevate the y oxytocin levels in your life and brings it romance back. the women see the romance wither away in the relationship. how about for men? you elevate the oxytocin level. >> what rebuilds testosterone in a man. he has to work hard. if he's out of work, that's not going to happen. if he's working hard, he runs out of testosterone. then he can relax, that's what he's doing when he's silting on a couch. that's when a man relaxes their muscles. >> women are not going to be happy about this one. the sitting on the couch not listening is recharging the batteries? >> only for a limited amount of time. this is proven the way a man rebuilds testosterone is when he can relax. if he's sitting in front of a football game, the testosterone levels are going up. it feels so good to be silting
there, he doesn't move. that's where women come in. move him, get him back in to action. ask him to do things. know how to ask so you're not nagging. >> how do i ask properly without sounding like i'm nagging. >> it's nice the first time. the second time, the same tone of voice or if he doesn't do it, he says i'll get to it. you know he's going to forget. then you say i'll put it on the list. now you just say, i have the list here. you will help pull him off that couch. the next thing is you have to let go of the notion that he should automatically do these things. this is the way the women think, you automatly cli should do these things. one woman gets up to wash dishes, they all get up. somebody sits, they go who do you think they are. one guy gets up, they go, good, it's his job. we don't have that reaction. so we need to be motivated. women are the great motivators. once they realize that, they could pull out the best in men. >> great insight. it's a fascinating read.
stress plays an important role in -- i know you talked more about that in the book. thanks for coming by. >> appreciate it. >> real pleasure. >> the book is called -- >> this portion of "the early show" sponsored by lean cuisine market creationins. freshly steamed in minutes. pairing up certain foods is natural, like peanut butter and jelly. but combining foods can make them beneficial to your health than eating them separately. the author of "cinch -- conquer your cravings, drop pounds, lose inches." she's here with great food combos this morning. good to see you. >> you too, thank you. >> talk about the superpower foods here. with this, quack mow guacamole? >> salsa is anti-oxidants, guacamole fat and vitamin e. you combine them, eight times more alpha carotene and 13 times
more beta carotene. if they looked at salsa and salads with and without avocado, 2 1/2 tablespoons of avocado boosted the anti-oxidants by the high levels. fish tacos with a little salsa and guacamole. fresh salsa and guacamole with baked tortilla chips. looks delicious. >> guacamole is considered a good fat? >> absolutely. >> italoers inflammation, boosts cholesterol. loaded with vitamin e and potassium that helps control blood pressure. >> portion control is key here. but it's good fat. you can't have a vat of it. you have to, like you said, a little more than a golf ball. these two foods, red peppers and beans. >> one of my favorite foods, actually. these are high in fiber. also iron. red peppers are one of the highest vitamin c foods. half a cup has more than a orange. when you combine them, six times more iron out of the beans.
iron is not well absorbed from plant-based foods. but when you add vitamin c, you boost the absorption six times. you have a vegetarian chile with beans and red pepper. we have roasted red pepper and white bean dip with the corn chips. >> can i give it a shot? >> it looks like kay sequeso. >> pure ray them with white beans. >> high source of protein as well with the beans. >> absolutely. >> broccoli and tomatoes. these are both cancer-fighting superfoods. when you combine them, you get more cancer protection, specifically prostate cancer and ovarian cancer. so very interesting study. rats had prostate tumors and they were fed both of the vegetables together, the tumors did not grow as much as when they were fed the separate vegetables. so you get the two flplus two equals five here. classic italian dish. vegetables together. you can do kabobs on the grill.
>> you see the numbers elevate like that. >> superhigh in anti-oxidants. when you add them together, you get more anti-oxidants from the combination than you would from the sum of the parts. so in the research, the american institute for cancer research looked at these separately and together. their number one anti-oxidant rich food is cranberries. when they added apples, they had greater capacity of the combination. the smoothie with yogurt with the two combined and a simple salad with walnuts and the two fruits on top. >> this struck me as odd. pepper and tea. >> i use pepper as a seasoning. buy some loose -- loose green tea leaves and combine the two. put the tea leaves in the grinder with it. when you do this, increased absorption of something called egcg, an anti-oxidant in tea that has weight loss power and the combination boosts it absorption by a whopping 130%.
so go ahead and use it as a rub on chicken and fish or marenate them too, fin guavinegar in cit juice. >> whole grains. >> garlic and onions. >> the combination of the two enhances the absorption of iron & zinc. iron moves oxygen through your system and zinc helps you support your immune system. we have our qinjoa in to your vegetab vegetables. >> after the garlic and onions you have plenty of gum. always good to complement your diet with gum after this. good
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our own erica hill has been moonlighting. they called erica to lift the ratings even further. >> could they go higher? >> apparently. erica is all over this promo. her performance speaks for herself. take a look. >> vote's tomorrow, mrs. state's attorney. >> yesterday -- >> the indiscretions are out front because you won't speak. >> that's not fair. >> politics not fair. >> they need her help to win it. >> you don't want to think three days from now you cost peter the election. >> when alicia -- >> don't put it on my shoulders, eli. >> my life, eli, you don't meddle with my life. >> so you have forgiven him? >> oh "the good wife" new episode thursday, only on cbs. >> yeah. >> the freeze shot of you at the end there. i love that shot of you. >> yeah. >> my mom -- my mom saw this promo so after "the good wife" last week, they ran this promo. my mom sent me an e-mail after it saying i heard your voice at the end of the promo.
i rewound it to make sure. >> do we have it -- yes, we do. >> we have the telestrater? >> yes, we do. that's erica on the right. we've circled her in white for you. there you can see her. >> very exciting. >> what's the line? >> that's one of the lines. i'm playing me -- i'm playing me again. because i've done that a couple of time this is season. and in this case, i can't give away too much but i'm interviewing alicia played by julian margolies who has to be one of the nicest people ever. >> holding out on us. >> i want them to invite me back. you can tune in tonight on cbs. >> my wife is a huge fan. >> fantastic show. great group of people who work on the show too. >> made better with the addition of e. hill. s.a.g., any union out there, she's a part of it. >> i have to send my kids to college somehow and pay for those diapers, people. >> 100 episodes. all sneeds, syndication we're set for life.